Syrian War | Russian plane was shot down by Syrian air-defense unit

Russian plane was shot down by Syrian air-defense unit

Shooting down of Russian warplane on Monday was caused by bad equipment and incompetent operators of a Syrian air-defense system; claims that high-speed Israeli jets were 'hiding' behind the lumbering surveillance plane are nonsense

September 20, 2018 2:02 PM (UTC+8)
A Russian jet takes off from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast during a strike against Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria in Nov 2016. Photo: AFP / screen grab from Russian Defense Ministry video.
A Russian jet takes off from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast during a strike against Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria in Nov 2016. Photo: AFP / screen grab from Russian Defense Ministry video.
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